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Poor Pitiful Pat
by Katy L Walsvik
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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Since Nov. when my dad died, life has dealt me one bad hand after another.  I'm a born optimist and I lost all of that.  BUT... I'm finding it again.  This is not great stuff, here, but it's been sooooo long since I wrote or even had a poem pop in me brain.  Thanks, kids. (YES!  I'm still a liberal... let's not get nuts, now). grin


poor pitiful pat
her life was like this, then like that

depression set in
she became very thin
her days becamed numbered
each moment encumbered (is that a word?!)
bouncing back wasn't there
she cut off all her hair
she stopped calling her friends
pat feared getting "the bends"  (egads!)

then she finally took sleep
it was long; it was deep
no nightmares, a dream
then she smiled, didn't scream

I know pat quite well
the poor thing went through hell

thanks to all who have missed me (er, I mean pat)
your kind words finally kissed me (ok, ok, it's me)


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Reviewed by Beverly Scofield
Dear, dear Katy. I've missed you in many places and ways. I'm so glad I got the nudge from Authors Den that gave you back to me. I am sorry for the loss of your dad. I know the pain of losing loved ones, but of course no one knows just what it means to another person. These poems are wonderful, and I'm reading them just after reading the small Ogden Nash book called "Bed Riddance." I hear echoes.

Beverly "SilverBee" Scofield
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
"I'm still a liberal" . . . I wouldn't have you any other way . . . It has been a long time since this was posted . . . I hope you are okay . . . You ARE okay, aren't you? . . .
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
I hear you loud and clear, Katy!
Though I am far past such horrendously dealt emotions (I hope, anyway), I can certainly sympathize with anyone who has gone through these things.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
NOW! WHERE??? Are you?
How are you Katy?
Things turning around easier for you? I do hope!
WArmest Blessings, Love and Light, Warrior Purple Lady Sheoxoo

STay Positive!
and this poem ROCKED! with fun humor!
Reviewed by A PAX
where are you poetess?????
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I have missed ya..
Hope all is well
Love your humor.....
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Well, pat my pity-pat and begone! I thought I'd never see the day! Such a lovely poem come my way.

Great to see you back!

Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara
Katy I am so so sorry to hear of your loss upon my return. I am glad to see you are back and your sense of humor too has seen to be on return!!!! Glad to see you, read you again!

Reviewed by Londis Carpenter
Ohhh Pat, Katy, You just never stop tickling my funny bone. Geeze, and I thought I took liberties with rhymes. LOL
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
So sorry about your loss Katy...if thwere is one thing I can say is I know the feeling sis!!

Good to read you again...welcome back!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
Oh Katy you really made me smile, I have been going through "stuff" too. Including the depression! Welcome back! Yes, I am still a liberal too! Missed ya!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Katy I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. With all that you have been through you can still make a silk purse out of a sows ear! I pray all will soon be well with you. We need more poems that make us smile! I'm so glad to read you. I wish you all the best. You are missed!!!

Reviewed by Roger Ochs
Katy's disguised as Poor Pat
She's back & we're happy 'bout that.
We've been sad for awhile
But now we can smile
For she didn't leave us all flat.

Welcome back.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
YES! I'm still a liberal...

Thank God!!!!

And so glad to hear that better days are finally on the horizon, Katydid.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Write on, Poet, never rest Your pen.

I have enjoyed the reading of "Poor Pitiful Pat". An outstanding composition painted with wit-wise ontologic colors.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Felix Perry
We are just glad you are back and the humour in this write proves that though you will always remember your father you now know he would want you to live live to the fullest.

Reviewed by Mark Carroll
Enjoyed the read, well displayed.

Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
Ahhh, Katy! You've been missed, lady. Sorry about the tough time you've been having. It's good to see that the spark is still there.
Loved reading you again.
Love and {{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}},
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
love this write-it is a tough thing to crawl up out of depression, you have done well
Reviewed by George Carroll
Your delightful humor has been missed and I'm happy your are getting back in form. Sorry for all your troubles and heartaches but you can't keep a good woman down for long.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
So Katy, er, uh, Pat...welcome back...I look forward to long jaunts through your brain & short swims through your innards...just to see you once every so often is enough to have me beaming...just look southeasterly to see the brightness emanating from the NJ direction...Ed & Rufuz (woof)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

So glad to hear you are finding time to write again; sorry that you have had a string of bad luck. I can relate; see my blog. (You'll have to find it, but it's there. If you have any questions, e-mail me; I'll tell ya the whole story.) You are indeed in my prayers. But you haven't lost your style; this is too hilarious! Thanks for the grins today!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
High regards to returning optimism after all you have suffered. It takes great strength, sounds like you have what it takes.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Connie Faust
You've said a lot here in this little rhyme. Losing a parent is extremely difficult, so don't judge yourself for grieving.
I'm glad you're making progress, a day at a time, and able to write in such an upbeat manner.
Thank God for friends who care!

God bless you today!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

(((HUGS))), first of all, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Daddy. I'm sorry.

Second, welcome back--you've been missed.

Third, this poem reflects a lot of emotional turmoil, yet shines with a spunky, never give up attitude--thata girl. :) And yes, "emcumbered" is a word. :) It means "burdened" or "to hold back the motion of." Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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